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ROBERT WALTER's 20th CONGRESS (+ guests)
Date: Saturday, September 7th 2013
Time: 9:30 PM - 2:45 AM
Location: BooM BooM RooM
Category: Soul Funk

They're Back!


9:45PM 'til 2:45AM+

***** The '20th CONGRESS' BAND *****

This show is gonna rock!

This is a rare event to be certain.
'20th Congress' band are together again for this weekend only of gigs.


The band is bringin' it with the original heavy groovin', hard-hittin' money-maker-shakin' Funked out sounds of ROBERT WALTER'S 20th CONGRESS like you ain't never heard.
You can't fathom how freakin' super-charged-electric Funk will be comin' at ya offa the BOOM BOOM ROOM's stage when these cats hit it, so you best get your cold drink in hand and have a back-up near by cause this is a barn-burner show.


(Hammond B3 & Rhodes Piano)
(Guitar & Bass)
(Sax 'n FX)
(New Orleans Drums 'n FX)
Robert Walter is an accomplished keyboardist and composer. He plays Piano, Hammond B3 and Fender Rhodes. While touring extensively in the US and Europe, he has worked as a leader and sideman with many of the giants of American jazz and funk music. As a member of the classic band the Greyboy Allstars he has built a large and devoted following. He also works as a session musician, recording and collaborating with a diverse group of artists and on many film scores.

Robert grew up in San Diego, California where he studied music from the age of 7 and began performing in bands as a teenager. He helped form the the Greyboy Allstars in 1993 with Karl Denson, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwell, Zak Najor and DJ Greyboy. Influenced by soul-jazz and funk records from the 1960s and 70s, the band juxtaposed jazz improvisation and dance music. They continue to record and perform to a committed fan base. The Greyboy Allstars also served as the band for Robert's first solo record, Spirit of '70 which also featured saxophonist and Miles Davis sideman Gary Bartz.

In the late 1990's Robert started his own group Robert Walter's 20th Congress to showcase his composing. The band became known for it's live performances and toured throughout the 90s and 2000's. They recorded two albums, Money Shot and Giving Up the Ghost. Band members included Cochemea Gastelum (Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings), Stanton Moore (Galactic) Joe Russo (Furthur, Benevento-Russo Duo), George Sluppick (Mofro, Chris Robinson Brotherhood), Mike Fratantuno (Black-eyed Peas), Chuck Prada, and Will Bernard. During this period Robert also recorded There Goes the Neighborhood with jazz-funk pioneers Harvey Mason, Chuck Rainey, Phil Upchurch and Red Holloway.

Robert relocated to New Orleans in 2004 and became immersed the vibrant local music scene. He began collaborating with Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, James Singleton, George Porter Jr and many more. While in New Orleans he recorded Super Heavy Organ and Cure All as well as albums with Stanton Moore (III, Emphasis on Parenthesis, Groove Alchemy) and Anders Osborne (American Patchwork).

Robert currently lives in Los Angeles where he works on film music with composer Michael Andrews. They have done scores for Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, Walk Hard (the Dewey Cox Story) Cyrus, Jeff Who lives at Home, She's Out of Your League, 5 Year Engagement and the title song for the Fox comedy The New Girl (with Zooey Deschanel).


In 2012, after fronting many projects and with numerous guest stints singing and playing with The New Mastersounds, Bayonics, Jazz Mafia and other regional and national acts; Bay Area vocal powerhouse and Bari sax vixen Sally Green set out to once and for all form the project to get the West Coast shaking and showcase her more than considerable talents in an original music setting.
To do so, Sally mined the Bay Area funk music scene for some of the best, brightest and most experienced and grooving players around. Her efforts built a powerhouse ensemble to create and deliver the goods with the multi-faceted veteran guitarist Matt Salata, the funky virtuoso Erico Cisneros on Bass, the slamming Bronx born Mike McGee on drums and groove-laden whiz kid Craig Schneider on B3/Rhodes and keyboards. Adding to the impact for live shows is a rotating group of big name horn players guesting to round out the sound.
The aptly named Salís Greenhouse was launched and hit the scene hard, quickly building an impressive body of original music with a varied blend of influences from Funkadelic to Sharon Jones, from Quantic to Nikka Costa and many more Ė resulting in a completely unique and original Funk and Soul sound that still feels so familiar to the ears and moved the hips of its fast growing, venue-packing audience in the Bay Area.
Though a young band, but with old soul roots and experience, Salís Greenhouse continues to grow its sounds and its name. Come on in and see whatís growing.

(of Digital Underground)

$20 (adv) -
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:45pm 'til 2:45am+

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